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Children's Stories About Adoption

Talking about adoption can be difficult, especially with very young children. Try using these stories to get the conversation started.
 
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Emma's Yucky Brother
by Jean Little Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
Emma learns what it is like to have a little brother after her family adopts a four-year-old boy.
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Tell Me Again about the Night I Was Born
by Jamie Lee Curtis Illustrated by Laura Cornell
A young girl asks her parents to tell her again the cherished family story of her birth and adoption.
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Families Are Different
by Nina Pellegrini

Little Nico, who is adopted, realizes that some children live with one parent, two parents, or grandparents, and that some children have stepbrothers, stepsisters, and parents who look very different from one another.

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The Red Blanket
by Eliza Thomas Illustrated by Joe Cepeda

Based on the true story of the author's trip to China in 1994 to adopt her daughter PanPan, who was then 5 months old, this picture book is the tale of a little girl who needs a mommy and a forgotten blanket that needs a little girl and a woman who needs them both. Full color.

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My Family Is Forever
by Nancy L. Carlson

A young Asian girl describes how she came to live with her adoptive parents and the delight of having a loving family. As this heartwarming book makes clear, being a family isn't about who you look like or where you were born-it's about the love that binds you together.

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The Day We Met You
by Phoebe Koehler Illustrated by Phoebe Koehler

Step by loving step, a couple prepares their home for the arrival of their adopted baby. Includes an Afterword that provides parents with guidance about how and when to explain adoption to their children.

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I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
by Rose Lewis Illustrated by Jane Dyer
In simple, heartfelt language, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes tells the story of how one mother found her baby daughter by traveling to China. Infused with maternal love, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes features soft watercolors by best-selling artist Jane Dyer.
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